After having their backs against the wall the entire series, the Dodgers found a way to overcome the Braves in Game 7 on Sunday evening, delivering a come-from-behind 4-3 victory and earning the right to represent the National League in the 2020 World Series.
Although their performance was not overly spectacular on Saturday, the Dodgers did just enough to defeat the Braves in Game 6 of the NLCS, walking away with a 3-1 victory and forcing a deciding Game 7 on Sunday.
Some fans have called it inconsistent. Others have called it erratic. Some have even referred to it as being schizophrenic. Either way, the offense of the Dodgers hit Atlanta righty Kyle Wright like a freight train in the first inning of Game 3 on Wednesday, ultimately narrowing the Braves’ series lead to one game.
It was a classic pitching matchup of two really good pitching staffs. But, in the end, the Atlanta Braves broke it open, beating the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-1 in Game 1 of the 2020 NLCS.
The Los Angeles Dodgers continue their quest to win the 2020 World Series today by starting a best-of-seven series against the Atlanta Braves in Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas.
In case you missed Saturday’s column, we discussed how the Dodgers and Braves matched up from the perspective of mostly team numbers, specifically with regards to the overall offenses, the rotations, and the bullpens. Today, I thought it would be interesting to look at some of the individual matchups, particularly from the views of a few MLB contributing writers.
While many of the initial playoff rounds of 2020 were somewhat lopsided in nature as far as overall team talent went, it is refreshing—in some senses—that two of the best teams in the National League are meeting up for the right to advance to the World Series.
Ahead of Sunday’s season series finale against the Braves in Atlanta, the Dodgers announced that they have recalled right-handed pitcher Tony Gonsolin and activated infielder Jedd Gyorko from the 60-day injured list.
The Dodgers has quite the offensive breakout in Miami against the hapless Marlins, but still only managed to win two out of three games.
The Dodgers almost completed a sweep of the San Diego Padres over the weekend but were thwarted by a walk-off grand slam off the bat of Hunter Renfroe. In just a quick look at the series, taking two-of-three from the Padres, all of which they were down early, was a good weekend in San Diego.